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Waterstones Book of the Year: The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent, which we publish at my work, has won Waterstones Book of the Year!

I honestly could not be happier, more excited, or more full of a sense of justice having been done (I bet there’s a long German word for that emotion) than when I opened the email. 102 more words

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Poets & Writers Information Clearing House

I enjoy reading this magazine. I also enjoy its online presence from writers’ news to the database of grants and competitions. However, the page filled with links to Poets & Writers articles is a must, especially for new writers. 112 more words

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If you're a writer, how much snake oil have you bought this year?

“During a gold rush, sell shovels.”  – Sam Brannan, San Francisco, 1848

If you’re rushing out to look for gold, you really do need a shovel. 862 more words

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Why Your Book Distribution May Be Disappointing

“This is for all of the authors or presses that wonder why their books aren’t appearing in stores; aren’t being sold in e-book form on bn.com but are on Amazon; aren’t available for order if a store wants to get copies; and any other question that might arise regarding the overall concern of “why isn’t my book selling?”   The answer is about book distribution and sales: just because a book is distributed, doesn’t mean it is actually in a store.” 114 more words

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Article published in Think Australian 2016

As part of my current job at Books+Publishing, I wrote an article titled ‘Selling strong’ about Australian rights successes, which has been published in the 14th annual edition of… 20 more words

Vicki Stegink

5 Things Publishing Involves that Aren't Proofreading

My Mum had her sixtieth birthday recently, and threw a party for about sixty guests. Six months in the planning, it was a titanic organisational affair — but, thank God, it went well. 1,421 more words

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Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover

“I’m constantly looking at book covers as part of my “job” here at Indies Unlimited. On top of that, I run into authors posting their covers in groups all the time, asking for input. 191 more words

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